Must Try Tips to Throw an Epic Labor Day Picnic
Saying goodbye to summer is the last thing you want to do. Thankfully, Labor Day is right around the corner, giving us an excuse to squeeze in a little more alfresco fun. Whether you head out to the nearest park, set up your gear by the river, or turn your backyard into a cozy outdoor haven, these genius tips will help you throw an epic Labor Day picnic for your friends and family.
Nothing beats the feeling of lying on top of a cozy, colorful blanket spread on the grass. For a successful Labor Day picnic, pick a “rug” that's big enough to accommodate all of your guests. If needed, take two blankets with you.
Even though you could go without it, a small, foldable table could make your Labor Day picnic all the more comfortable. The portable accessory could provide you with extra food/drink space which means there'll be more room for you and your friends on the blanket. A side table could provide your drinks with a solid base, keeping them from spilling.
Eating with your hands is totally acceptable when you're having a meal in the great outdoors, but using forks, knives, and spoons could make this year's Labor Day a bit more sophisticated; however, given the insane amounts of single use plastic that are being thrown every day, try opting for the silverware you use at home or invest in bamboo flatware.
From sandwiches to pasta salads to desserts, the sky's the limit when it comes to picnic fare. Keeping those treats fresh can be a challenge, that's why we recommend you opt for dehydrated ingredients when possible. Plus, most freeze dried fruits and veggies can be consumed as is straight from the bag.
To tackle the inevitable post-meal slump and avoid the awkward silence, engage your squad in a round of cornhole, Lawn Twister, or ring toss. Not only these outdoor activities will keep your friends and family from getting bored, but they'll also make your Labor Day picnic epic.
Since busting out your stereo is not an option, sneak an extra drinking glass into your basket, and put your phone in there. The concave shape of the cup will amplify the music, allowing you to jam to your favorite songs with little effort.
How are you going to celebrate Labor Day this year? Let us know in the comments down below!
- Branden Evans